This Week in Disney History: November 12-18

There’s always a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at The Walt Disney Company, because every day is tied to a milestone in the heritage and rich history of a company that has been entertaining millions of people every year. Published every week, this interesting series features highlights from all the divisions of The Walt Disney Company. Let's see what happened this week:



This week we celebrate the cinematic debut of Walt Disney’s now-famous Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse made his debut in “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theater in New York. Mickey’s heyday was the 1930s and in all, there were 121 Mickey Mouse cartoons. He starred in the Mickey Mouse Club television show in the 1950s, appeared on thousands of merchandise items, and acted as chief greeter at the Disney theme parks.

Did you know? Walt Disney provided Mickey Mouse’s voice up to 1946, when Disney Legend Jim Macdonald took over until his retirement three decades later. He was followed by Wayne Allwine, Bret Iwan and Chris Diamantopoulos.

Nov. 12
1932 – “The Klondike Kid” and “Wayward Canary” (Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts) debut
1954 – “The Flying Squirrel” (Donald Duck cartoon short) debuts
1993 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “The Three Musketeers”
2010 – “Avalon High” (Disney Channel Original Movie) airs on Disney Channel

Nov. 13
1940 – Walt Disney Productions premieres “Fantasia” in New York City
1997 – Disney Theatrical Productions’ “The Lion King” opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway
1998 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

Nov. 14
1927 – “The Ocean Hop” (Oswald the Lucky rabbit short) is released
1941 – “The Art of Skiing” (Goofy cartoon short) debuts
1947 – “Mail Dog” (Pluto cartoon short) debuts
1995 – Disney Magic is announced as name of first Disney Cruise Line ship
2007 – Yak & Yeti Restaurant opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Nov. 15
1965 – Walt and Roy O. Disney and then-Florida Gov. Haydon Burns announce the Disney World project during a press conference at the Cherry Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida
1993 – The Garden Grill Restaurant opens in The Land pavilion at Epcot
2014 – The Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens in Orlando, Florida

Nov. 16
1990 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “The Rescuers Down Under” and the featurette “The Prince and the Pauper”
1997 – “Oliver Twist” (television movie) premieres on ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney”
2004 – Turtle Talk with Crush officially opens in The Living Seas at Epcot
2004 – Stitch’s Great Escape! opens in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park
2006 – Disney Theatrical Productions’ “Mary Poppins” opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway

Nov. 17
1934 – “The Dognapper” (Mickey Mouse cartoon short) released
1985 – “The Blue Yonder” (television film) airs on The Disney Channel
1989 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “The Little Mermaid”
1997 – Leaders dedicate the Disney Cruise Line Terminal at Port Canaveral
2011 – Toy Story Land officially opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

Nov. 18
1928 – “Steamboat Willie” (first cartoon with synchronized sound and the theatrical debut of Mickey Mouse) premieres
1932 – At the fifth Academy Awards® ceremony, Walt Disney receives a Special Award for the creation of Mickey Mouse
1962 – Swiss Family Treehouse opens at Disneyland Park
1988 – Walt Disney Pictures releases “Oliver & Company”
1993 – The Partners statue is installed in the Central Plaza at Disneyland Park
1996 – Radio Disney, a live 24-hour music intensive radio network, debuts.
2005 – Club Cool opens at Epcot.
2016 – PizzeRizzo quick-service restaurant inspired by “The Muppets” opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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